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Housing Element Update PDF Print E-mail
State law recognizes the vital role local governments play in the supply and affordability of housing. Each governing body (City Council or Board of Supervisors) of a local government in California is required to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of the city, city and county, or county.

The housing element is one of the seven mandated elements of the local general plan. Housing element law, enacted in 1969, mandates that local governments adequately plan to meet the existing and projected housing needs of all economic segments of the community. The law acknowledges that, in order for the private market to adequately address housing needs and demand, local governments must adopt land use plans and regulatory systems which provide opportunities for, and do not unduly constrain, housing development. As a result, housing policy in the State rests largely upon the effective implementation of local general plans and, in particular, local housing elements.
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Town Center Specific Plan PDF Print E-mail
At the public hearing held November 16, 2004, the City Council adopted the Final Specific Plan for the Covina Town Center.

Click here to see  the final version of the Covina Town Center Specific Plan.
Click here to see approved CovinaTown Center Specific Plan Amendments.
 
Functions and Services of the Planning Division PDF Print E-mail

Major Functions of the Planning Division


  • Maintain the City’s comprehensive General Plan, which serves as the legal guide all development in the community, and advise the City Council, City Manager and Planning Commission on issues involving the future development of the community.
  • Advise residents, property owners and developers on the use of real property
  • Review proposals to develop, remodel or alter buildings, parking lots or other man made structures and ensure compliance with applicable zoning standards and design guidelines.
  • Maintain records and statistics on the population and demographics of the City.
  • Review the potential environmental consequences of public and private actions pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • Administer the Historic Preservation Ordinance and Plan.
  • Process requests to annex property into the City of Covina.

Public Services Provided by the Planning Division


  • Continuous telephone and public counter coverage during working hours to respond to inquiries and process development applications and building permits in a timely manner.
  • Provision of information and interpretation of the various federal, state and local land use regulations
  • Preparation and distribution of handouts and maps showing information such as City streets, zoning, demographics, development standards and historic areas.
 
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